Large crack forms in Interlaken Park roadway, drive closed as engineers assess damage

A stretch of one of the more unusual stretches of roadway on Capitol Hill is closed as city engineers examine a large crack that has developed in the pavement along Interlaken Drive East near the Seattle Hebrew Academy. Details from Seattle Parks is below. The roadway is closed from the Academy to the East Galer entrance to Interlaken Park.

SECTION OF INTERLAKEN DRIVE E CLOSED TEMPORARILY

Road has separated; engineers are assessing

Seattle Parks and Recreation has closed a section of Interlaken Dr. E just north of the entrance to Seattle Hebrew Academy, located at 1617 Interlaken Dr. E.

The road is closed from the north end of the Hebrew Academy on the north to E Galer St. and E Crescent Dr. on the south.

Parks engineers are assessing the damage and will reopen the road as soon as possible.

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2 thoughts on “Large crack forms in Interlaken Park roadway, drive closed as engineers assess damage

  1. There have been Quest trucks and crews on the road for days. I was told by one Quest repairman that the internet is down in that area because so much rain has caused the hillside to shift and the moving dirt has broken their cables. I’m hoping the internet is working again soon.

  2. Do the huge expanse of plastic and replantings following years of construction uphill of this earth movement have some role? The recent plastic coating of large areas has to cause water run-off to go somewhere? Where is that and is it contributing to this?